Thursday, January 27, 2011
I think, my latest obsession falls into your category of found stitched
and dyed, even if I used some silk thread dyed with madder and some dyed
I am not good in categorizing or even artistically describing my works.
For me it is always more about the process of stitching fabric pieces
together. Stitching like this is my kind of meditation. It is something
I don't think about, don't plan, I don't tell stories, I only do. But I
can describe what I used. Some old lace from pillow cases I inherited
from a nice lady in the neighbourhood who died recently dyed in tea
leaves. The exact process was more collecting what's left of my morning
tea mingled with the lace and after a few days collecting, I poured some
hot water over it and let it sit for a week. The underground fabric is
linen, stitched with some wool thread and washed so that the wool thread
would cause some puckering. And then stitching both together with some
found buttons and the aforementioned silk thread I dyed some while ago.
Up until now, there are two bracelets, but number three is already on
the table wating to be assembled.
Maybe you think it fits into the found stitched and dyed project.
More pictures on my blog (http://www.handspindel.de) or on my flickr
account http://www.flickr.com/photos/25338804@N07/ the lace is a bit
darker in real life. But thanks to a greyish winter sky no better
pictures are possible right now.
be well and stay creative
Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.
- Terry Pratchett (Men At Arms) -
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